New Apple Products Announced, Break Out Your Credit Cards
All you Apple fanboys rejoice, Apple came out swinging with launch after launch after launch—and guess what? You’re about to go broke!
New iPad Air & iPad Mini
First on the list, is the all the new iPad Air, along with a refreshed iPad mini. Both devices are now shipping with Retina displays, in other words, browsing the web while on the John will look amazing!
Oddly, neither of the iPads will come with iPhone 5S’s Touch ID, which leads me to believe given the largest version of the iPad is now coined the Air, a larger Pro version could be around the corner with Touch ID. You read it here first!
- iPad Air: $499+
- iPad Mini: $399+
Unless you have loads of cash burning a hole in your pocket and want an overpriced TV companion, the Mac Pro is not for you. Professionals running Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro and Aperture, get ready for an adjustment period.
This new Mac Pro will not house your traditional spinning hard-drives, but instead the solid state variant upgradable to 1 terabyte. It also packs an Intel Xeon E5 processor which will surely make working on the machine buttery smooth.
Love it or hate it, the design is here to stay. No room for expansion and lots of inputs for all your external devices, just don’t confuse the thing for a waste basket.
- Mac Pro: $2,999+
OS X Mavericks
I would say the least interesting thing announced at today’s Apple event is the release of the Mavericks update to OS X. One glaring thing to me was the disjointed art direction they took on this new OS update. In the past iDevices had the same look and feel as their computer counterpart, but not anymore.
iOS 7’s look is drastically different, making Mavericks look outdated, which leads me to believe Apple cares less about OS X versus iOS. Which makes sense considering more iDevice sell than Apple laptops and desktops.
- OS X Mavericks Update: Free